Deputy Manager

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T: (028) 9066 6188


Johnston Way is a supported living service comprised of two shared homes, with four people living in each. The service provides 24-hour care and support in the North Lisburn area for adults who have learning disabilities, mental health needs and/or behaviours that challenge.

Our services are centred around the individual needs of each person and are delivered throughout Northern Ireland. We require confident, calm and compassionate people who can provide meaningful support in times of crisis and within a challenging environment. You will embrace the values of Cedar, be enthusiastic in your role and take part in personal development, you will also partake in mandatory training including MAPA®

The Deputy Manager will support the Registered Manager in the management of the service and will work as part of the staff team to develop and ensure all personalised care / support plans meet individual needs in accordance with standards as defined in the Cedar’s quality management system, the Domiciliary Care Agencies Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2007, the DHSS & PS Domiciliary Care Agency Minimum Standards and in line with the Supporting People Framework. They must maintain continuity of care and support and manage all resources required to deliver the services

Hours:                                 30 hours per week
Contract:                             Permanent
Location:                             Johnston Way Supported Living, Lisburn
Salary:                                Commencing on on £28,672 per annum pro rata

A professional social work qualification and registered on the appropriate part of the Northern Ireland Social Care Council (NISCC) register, without condition;
A first level registered nurse on the appropriate part of the Nursing and Midwifery Council register;
An allied health professional registered with the Health Professions Council, RQF 5 or working towards.
A minimum of three years’ work experience in any health or social care setting with people who have significant needs. At least one years of this experience must be in a relevant management capacity in a health and social care setting.
Physical intervention training (MAPA® or equivalent)
Practice experience in any health and social care setting as above
Experience of managing in a group living facility for people who have learning disabilities and significant associated needs.
Applicants must also be able to demonstrate knowledge of and expertise in:
People Management & Development
Resource & Budget Management
Legislative & Policy Context in which Living Options operate
The ability to lead and work as part of a team.
Good organisational skills
Good communication & interpersonal skills
Proficiency in using standard office IT applications such as Word, Excel and Outlook.
Hold a full current driving licence valid for use in UK and Ireland and have access to a car on appointment*
*This criterion will be waived in the case of a suitable application who has a disability which prohibits them from driving but who is able to organise suitable alternative arrangements in order to meet the requirements of the post



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